Cape Breton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Department of Languages and Letters invites anyone with an interest in Canadian Drama to join Governor General’s Literary Award winner Vern Thiessen as he presents new work and answers questions at CBU’s Boardmore Theatre on Tuesday, April 5. The event begins at 7:00pm; admission is free.
Thiessen is one of Canada’s most produced playwrights. He has written for stage, radio and television. His stage plays have been seen across Canada, the US and Europe, including Shakespeare’s Will, Apple, Einstein’s Gift, Blowfish, and The Resurrection Of John Frum. His World War I drama, Vimy, was produced by CBU’s Boardmore Theatre in November 2010.
Thiessen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Play, The City of Edmonton Arts Achievement Award, the University of Alberta Alumni Award for Excellence, The Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, and the Governor General’s Literary Award, Canada’s highest honour for playwriting. He has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. He currently divides his time between Edmonton and New York City; this is his first visit to Cape Breton.
For more information, please contact Scott Sharplin at 849-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.